Listen to Episode 66 of Slate’s The Gist:
Today on The Gist, we speak with Elizabeth Gilbert about the phenomenon of Eat, Pray, Love tattoos. We learn how she’s moved on creatively after selling 10 million copies, but isn’t going to stop taking requests for her hit. Her newest book, The Signature of All Things, is best enjoyed with a gin and tonic. For the Spiel, Mike comes out in favor of pleasure within reason.
TODAY IN SLATE
Forget Oculus Rift
This $25 cardboard box turns your phone into an incredibly fun virtual reality experience.
Republicans Want the Government to Listen to the American Public on Ebola. That’s a Horrible Idea.
The 2014 Kansas City Royals Show the Value of Building a Mediocre Baseball Team
The GOP Won’t Win Any Black Votes With Its New “Willie Horton” Ad
Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band
Can it be again?
Smash and Grab
Will competitive Senate contests in Kansas and South Dakota lead to more late-breaking races in future elections?